Wien placed first in ”World’s Greenest Cities” ranking

Resonance Consultancy’s new index of the world’s greenest cities praised the diversity of green areas in Wien, ranging from the English landscaped gardens such as the City Park to the national park located directly on the city’s borders.

„Vienna is also the European benchmark for public transit, with almost half of the city’s population holding an annual transit pass—and using it religiously”, says the study.

Top 10 ”Green Cities”

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. Madrid, Spain
  5. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  6. Manchester, Great Britain
  7. Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Singapore
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Washington, D.C., USA

To find out which cities are leading the way towards a greener future, Resonance Consultancy collected nine data points to create the ranking:

  • Percentage of public green spaces 
  •  Percentage of total energy needs from renewable energy
  •  Percentage of population who use public transportation to go to work 
  •  Level of air pollution
  •  Per capita water consumption
  •  Walkability
  •  Availability of city-wide recycling
  •  Availability of city-wide composting
  •  Number of farmer’s markets